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    Player News
    Tulowitzki testing surgically-repaired hip with simulated game action
    by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
    (5:24 pm ET) Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is testing surgically-repaired hip with extensive workouts at Salt River Fields in Arizona. Tulowitzki is creating game scenarios at the plate, on the field and on the bases to see how his hip responds, per MLB.com.

    "I'm trying to put myself in game situations with all the things that I'm doing so that something doesn't sneak up on me that I haven't done before," Tulowitzki said Friday morning. "There are a lot of situations in a game that happen, and there are only so many days to work on those. I can't just throw them into one big session."


    Rangers' Derek Holland to appear in a game soon
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (5:23 pm ET) Rangers pitcher Derek Holland is hoping to pitch in a game on March 14, according to the Dallas Morning News

    Holland was scratched from an intrasquad game due to shoulder soreness, but is working his way back. Holland missed a fair chunk of last season due to a knee injury, but looked strong in his return. He's expected to open the season in the team's rotation.

    The 28-year-old posted a 1.46 ERA over 37 innings last season. 


    Cubs OF Junior Lake departs after second-base collision
    by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
    (5:20 pm ET) Cubs outfielder Junior Lake departed Friday's Cactus League contest against the Reds after an apparent collision at second base. Lake's head collided with Brandon Phillips of the Reds while advancing on a wild pitch in the fourth inning, per the Chicago Sun Times.

    Lake left the game under his own power, and Albert Almora replaced him as a pinch-runner. His status, however, remains uncertain for Saturday's spring game against the Rangers.


    Cardinals' Marco Gonzales goes two scoreless innings
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (5:19 pm ET) Cardinals pitcher Marco Gonzales tossed two scoreless innings in his spring debut on Friday.

    Gonzales is competing for the fifth spot in the team's rotation, and needed a nice start to keep pace with Carlos Martinez. Gonzales allowed one hit and one walk over two innings during the appearance. He did not strike out any batters.

    Gonzales, 23, posted a 4.15 ERA over 34 2/3 innings last season. 


    Tigers P David Price debuts new curveball grip vs. Mets
    by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
    (5:09 pm ET) Tigers pitcher David Price showcased his new curveball in his spring debut Friday afternoon against the Mets, per MLive.com. Price revealed that A's starter Sonny Gray taught him the pitch while they were working together at Vanderbilt in the offseason.

    "We worked on it quite a bit, and it feels good," Price said. "I feel like I can change speeds on it."

    He tossed two innings without allowing a hit. Price, who walked only 38 batters last year, was a bit uncharacteristic in the second inning when he walked a batter and hit one before his outing was over.

    "I just couldn't slow myself down that second inning," Price said. "I couldn't find my release point."


    Blue Jays' Johan Santana throwing off flat ground
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (5:08 pm ET) Blue Jays pitcher Johan Santana is throwing off flat ground, according to MLB.com.

    Santana is attempting a comeback this season, but dealt with some arm issues during the offseason. There's currently no timetable for Santana to throw off a mound. At this point, it seems unlikely Santana will be ready by opening day.

    Manager John Gibbons said Santana will know when he's ready to go. "It's just kind of [depends on] how it feels," Gibbons said. "He'll let those guys know when he's ready."

    Santana posted a 4.85 ERA over 117 innings in 2012. 


    Tigers P Bruce Rondon had 'very positive' batting practice session
    by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
    (5:06 pm ET) The Tigers were pleased with what they saw out of pitcher Bruce Rondon during his live batting practice session on Friday. 

    Pitching coach Jeff Jones told manager Brad Ausmus that Rondon took a "very positive" step as he continues to come back from Tommy John surgery, according to the Detroit Free Press. This would mean that, barring any unforeseen setbacks, Rondon is still on schedule with his rehab.

    Rondon did not play in 2014. In 2013, he posted a 3.45 ERA over 28 2/3 innings in 2013.  


    Danny Salazar issues apology to family, teammates, Indians
    by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
    (4:53 pm ET) Indians pitcher Danny Salazar declined to talk about his offseason sexual assault investigation. Instead, he told reporters that he apologized to his family, teammates and the Indians' organization.

    "I will talk about it, but at another time," Salazar said on Friday, per the Northeast Ohio Media Group.

    Salazar was investigated and had no charges filed against him in relation to a sexual assault investigation stemming from a January incident at a Cleveland club. Salazar is set to enter his third major league season. He posted a 4.25 ERA in 2014.


    White Sox P Carlos Rodon makes spring debut
    by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
    (4:46 pm ET) White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon, the the third pick in the 2014 draft, made his spring debut Friday afternoon against the Padres. He struck out four in two shutout innings. Of his 31 pitches, 21 were called for a strike.

    According to MLB.com, Rodon threw more in the bullpen following his debut.

    "I didn't really expect anything, just try to go out there, pound the zone, fastball-slider and I felt good," Rodon said, per Comcast SportsNet Chicago.


    Marlins' Koehler to work on breaking ball before next spring start
    by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
    (4:38 pm ET) Marlins pitcher Tom Koehler told reporters he was pretty impressed with his effort on Friday against the Red Sox. Koehler, who is slated to be the No. 5 starter in Miami's rotation, gave up four singles and one run in two innings of work.

    "I had situations where I couldn't put guys away and kind of left the breaking ball up trying to do too much with it," Koehler said. "I'm happy I was able to get into the count to where I can put them away. I know by the end of spring those pitches have been there for me.

    "That's a quality lineup and they're going to make you work and if you don’t execute those pitches every without banging any homers they can still put some (runs) on the board."

    Koehler told reporters he will work on changeup before his next scheduled start.

    "I threw a couple of changeups for a strike," Koehler said. "That was good. There's no doubt I need to go into my next side session and make sure I get a little crisper with my breaking stuff."


     
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